Driver who had difficulty maintaining control before deadly crash identified

Deadly crash on Highway 28
Deadly crash on Highway 28(WHNS)
Published: Jun. 27, 2022 at 4:30 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2022 at 2:46 PM EDT
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ABBEVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers confirmed that one person died following a crash in Abbeville County Monday afternoon.

Troopers said the crash happened at around 11:51 a.m. on Highway 28 near Wilton Road.

Witness statements say prior to the accident, the victim was seen driving a white pick-up and having difficulty maintaining control of his car when he crossed over the line. He then hit a Freightliner box truck head-on which caused the diesel fuel tank to rupture.

The coroner says the driver of the pick-up was entrapped and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two passengers in the box truck were taken to the hospital for evaluation while the driver was not transported.

We’re told DHEC and SCDOT were called to assess the potential environmental hazards caused by the large volume of diesel fuel spill and aid in the clean-up at the accident site.

The victim was identified as 33-year-old John Matthew Tyler of Anderson.

This investigation is still ongoing.

We will update this story as we learn more.